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Staff Assistant/Behavioral Health Counselor

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bourne, Massachusetts
$68,000 to $75,000. The Academy offers generous benefits
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2023

Staff Assistant/Behavioral Health Counselor 

Posting:  July 2023
Position:  FY24-04
Deadline for application:  26 August 2023
Start Date:  ASAP
Division:  Student Services
Union Affiliation:  Association of Professional Administrators (APA)
Supervision Received:  Reports to the Director of Counseling
Supervision Exercised:  Supervises subordinate professional, classified and student personnel in area of responsibility as assigned
General Statement of Duties: The general duties include delivering counseling services, as well as alcohol screening and intervention to the undergraduate student body, providing consultation and training to faculty and staff, and developing and facilitating educational outreach and programming to the student body. The position is available for a licensed psychologist or an independently licensed social worker or mental health counselor. Potential to consider a 10-month employment option.

  • Provide counseling care in an individual therapy format. Providers should be comfortable working in a brief therapy model Support alcohol screening and brief intervention that dovetails with the Academy’s conduct system Provide consultation and training to faculty and staff on issues affecting the social and emotional needs of students Develop and facilitate outreach programming in the form of health promotion events, psychoeducational presentations, or therapy groups, with a particular focus on substance use education. Flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours to facilitate such events Related case management duties include coordinating with students, their families, off-campus treatment providers, and on campus support services Risk assessment and related crisis intervention duties Participation in a portion (maximum of 3 weeks) of Sea Term, providing counseling and programming aboard the Academy’s training ship Working in partnership with student-led organizations and committees which focus on campus wellness initiatives While rare, the provider could also be responsible for coordinating emergency psychiatric evaluations, including involuntary psychiatric holds (“Section 12”) with staff eligible to apply for such holds, or in coordination with other Academy clinicians and local emergency services Follow all related departmental and Academy protocols and procedures, including standards for documentation and

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Valid professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts in clinical or counseling psychology, social work or mental health counseling Experience working with an adolescent population Experience in risk assessment and crisis intervention Previous experience or willingness to acquire knowledge and skills in the area of substance use assessment
    Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a college or university mental health counseling center Experience in substance use prevention, assessment, treatment and recovery support Knowledge of BASICS – Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students Experience in the development and delivery of psychoeducational outreach and related programming

Salary: $68,000 to $75,000. The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.  FLSA Status: Exempt

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalists must complete a pre-employment drug screening and CORI.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.

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